Sophie Redmond knew betrayal, she knew mistrust. She knew everything that was wrong with the world, until Damon Watson charmed his way into her life. The rules she used to shield her heart were broken one by one, as Damon showed her compassion and kindness. When no one else believes in her, he shows her hope. But is hope ever enough? Damon knew trouble when he saw it. He was the sheriff. He could spot it a mile away and Sophie was trouble with a capital T. What was it about this City Slicker doctor that made him want to forget everything but those whiskey brown eyes and that honey blonde hair spilled against his naked chest. Can Damon put the past behind him and choose to love again?
Show me a good book and I’ll show you a good cook
Thanks for having me here today. It’s my absolute pleasure to visit and forgive me if I am a little jet-lagged due to the time difference- New Zealand is in a different time zone but I will try and keep up.
I’ve spent years figuring out the recipe for getting to the point when I could shout it from the rooftops that I’m a published writer and something that’s helped along the way has been this trick called layering your novel.
Everyone likes good food right? I would hope so. Well think if it this way. Writing the book is getting the ingredients for the story. So step one is write that darn book. The trick is- it doesn’t matter where the book takes you. When I wrote Falling into Paradise, someone was being mean to me so I killed her off. In the book off course, not in real life. But when I edited the book, I still killed her off but I softened her character, a little.
After you do the first draft, the hard work begins. You look at plot, structure, character arc and all those goodies you learn about when you’re learning all about craft. Once you start writing, you bring it into play.
Now here’s the awesome part, to layer and bring out the best in your story, at every point, you push and push hard, asking yourself, what’s the worst that can happen here? This gives you an edge and makes the reader turn that page. If you put tension and emotion on every page, I assure you, you will have people staying up at night to read the entire book.
So it doesn’t matter if you write absolute nonsense, as long as you can edit really well.
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